Thanks for the prompt and full reply!
> you don't have to meddle with the 'hacking' part of things anymore
Wow. I had flagged that long post of yours to peruse later - I didn't realize you had made things so elegant! Many kudos to you.
I'll have to see exactly how FreeType renders TT outlines; I'll throw some of my existing stuff at it, and hopefully figure out how to design specifically for Kindle. Stay tuned, and wish me luck!